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Portal 2 Level Editor is Now Available

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Valve just launched the Portal 2 Level Editor for free. What are you waiting for? Start building!

It's been over a year since Portal 2's release, but Valve's still dropping new content to keep fans going. Today, Valve just launched the Perpetual Testing Initiative free DLC that's actually the game's map editor.

The DLC includes a "simplified puzzle maker", which provides a drag-and-drop interface for users to generate levels. Perpetual Testing Initiative DLC will also allow players to scroll through player-built levels and vote on them through a "thumbs up/thumbs down" system.

You can look through the Steam Workshop to check out the user-generated levels. Even though the DLC just launched, there's already 5,963 entries at the time of this writing. Whether you're an avid Portal 2 player or one that's fallen off the map, this'll be your motivation to never stop playing… exactly as Valve planned.

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    Darkerson , May 10, 2012 6:14 AM
    Ah, the "testing" will never be complete now! :D 
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    Darkerson , May 10, 2012 6:14 AM
    Ah, the "testing" will never be complete now! :D 
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    deicided , May 10, 2012 6:52 AM
    greghomeat least Valve DLCs are free....mostly, the important ones at least.EA charges you for everything.......why dont maps come for free like the BF2 days anymore?


    Those free maps came years later...some of us actually paid for the america pack etc etc :@ lol
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    alidan , May 10, 2012 7:59 AM
    greghomeat least Valve DLCs are free....mostly, the important ones at least.EA charges you for everything.......why dont maps come for free like the BF2 days anymore?


    developers that are part of the conglomerate suck
    developers who are indi care about the fans more than squeezing every penny they can.
    back in the day most of what we get as dlc would have been a free thank you from the developers
    some dlc would all be packaged together as an expansion pack.
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    dicfeynman , May 10, 2012 8:13 AM
    valve, rockstar---- companies still innovating
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    alidan , May 10, 2012 8:32 AM
    dicfeynmanvalve, rockstar---- companies still innovating

    name the innovation rockstar has done recently, ill give it to you the refined alot of game types and single handedly made the sandbox a popular genre, but what inovation...

    on a side note, gta5 is the last chance i'm giving them, their games may have great stories, but gameplay in most of them just feels horrible... granted that may just be me, but i cant get into any of their games for more than a few hours before they controls annoy me to the point of turning he game off.
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    dicfeynman , May 10, 2012 11:30 AM
    @alidan
    in their there last outing l.a noire
    also bullet time in multiplayer max payne 3 is something to look forward to
    agreed they dont roll out yearly titles, like some other company which should not be named.
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    A Bad Day , May 10, 2012 12:17 PM
    greghomeat least Valve DLCs are free....mostly, the important ones at least.EA charges you for everything.......why dont maps come for free like the BF2 days anymore?


    It's also the same for the epic-failure Sim Cities Societies, essentially the Sims on a community level. Not only it pissed off lots of SimCity 4 hardcore fans due to the false marketing, but the DLCs required lots of money. Those DLCs contained airports/seaports (should've been in the game in the first place), tourist attraction buildings, and etc.

    If someone was to buy all of the DLCs, they would've spent around $300 on SCS.
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    ojas , May 10, 2012 12:45 PM
    Love level editors. Still use FRED2 (SCP version) today. :) 
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    brett1042002 , May 10, 2012 1:51 PM
    Half Life 3? No?

    k, i'll be on my way then...
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    TunaSoda , May 10, 2012 3:21 PM
    Valve Hammer also now has a Portal 2 plugin for those who want more control :) 
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    michaelssw , May 10, 2012 4:54 PM
    Everybody will get cake at the end of my levels
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    chimera201 , May 10, 2012 5:09 PM
    dicfeynmanvalve, rockstar---- companies still innovating


    Rockstar?- tell me u are kidding? Just 30% game completion of any GTA and I already feel bored.
    Wait , they did make a record. All dialogues contained atleast one occurrence of the word 'f**k'.
    And the 'hot coffee patch' is not an innovation if u considered it.
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    boodahz , May 10, 2012 6:11 PM
    What an incredible franchise. Love it, keep it up Valve!
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    gtvr , May 10, 2012 6:35 PM
    Do any of the levels have cake?
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    g-unit1111 , May 10, 2012 6:37 PM
    Does it run on a potato battery? :lol: 
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    alidan , May 10, 2012 8:55 PM
    dicfeynman@alidanin their there last outing l.a noirealso bullet time in multiplayer max payne 3 is something to look forward toagreed they dont roll out yearly titles, like some other company which should not be named.

    l.a noire was deved by another company, when they went to slow, rock star took over and finished it, they didn't dev it they were to be only a publisher till bondi took to long.

    bullet time in multiplayer has been done before, i cant remember the game off the top of my head, but it was a game made to be AAA but flopped... glave or something like that, cant for the life of me remember, and to that repect, the way they made bullet time was the only realistic way you could do it in multiplayer without making multiplayer suck.
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    husker , May 10, 2012 10:58 PM
    greghomeat least Valve DLCs are free....mostly, the important ones at least.EA charges you for everything.......why dont maps come for free like the BF2 days anymore?

    To be honest though, the DLC is being created and shared by fans. As the always serious, yet hilarious, Cave Johnson describes it, the multiverse will provide lots of test chamber designs that Apeture science can then rip-off and claim as their own.